Batting for fun
Team Yamatji enjoy a weekend of cricket at the Kambarang Youth Carnival.
It was a big weekend of cricket fun in Perth for the 17 Aboriginal young men and women who made up Team Yamatji from Geraldton PCYC at WA Cricket Foundation’s Kambarang Youth Carnival.
The WA Cricket Foundation partnered with the Geraldton PCYC, the Midwest Gascoyne Police District and Geraldton Sporting Aboriginal Corporation (GSAC) to bring the team to Perth.
The young people, aged 12 to 17, competed in eight matches across two days, with the girls’ team winning the majority of their matches! They also enjoyed other activities such as cultural painting with Linda and Bruce Loo, being interviewed by NITV and participating in the biggest Barefoot Circle in cricket history before watching the Perth Scorchers match against the Sydney Sixers.
One lucky PCYC player, Roy Taylor, was gifted with the match ball, signed by Skippers Sophie Devine and Megan Schutt.
The aim of the event was to bring young Aboriginal people together from around the state and create links between young people and their local cricket clubs, coaching courses and high-performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cricketers.